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Sowing seeds and growing connections to end hunger in Maricopa County

March 5, 2018

Sometimes experiential learning means getting your hands dirty. That was the first lesson some Arizona State University students learned Feb. 24 when they ventured beyond the walls of their health disparities class and into the inner courtyard of Academia del Pueblo, a K-8 charter school just off Central Avenue in Phoenix to put on gloves and began working to clear...

Effective teaching course has ASU faculty on the other side of the classroom

February 23, 2018

Some of Arizona State University's best and brightest professors are headed back to the classroom. Kind of ... On the cutting edge of an initiative to help college faculty implement essential practices shown to improve student performance, ASU has around 90 professors currently enrolled in the Association of College and University Educators' (ACUE) online course in Effective Teaching Practices ...

ASU professors explain mysterious case of Foreign Accent Syndrome

February 22, 2018

Buckeye resident Michelle Myers went to bed one night in 2015 with a crippling migraine and woke up with a thick British accent. Despite never having gone abroad, Myers has been speaking with an accent ever since. So what gives? The 45-year-old former beauty queen was diagnosed with a medical condition called “Foreign Accent Syndrome,” a rare disorder usually associated...

Change everything, all at once

February 16, 2018

Chris Wharton sees the world very differently than you or me. The associate professor of nutrition and interim director for the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion , sees many of the behaviors we consider normal — driving to and from work, relaxing in front of a screen at night, and carrying credit card debt — as decidedly abnormal. Even...

Healthy Devils: Get your greens with pesto

February 15, 2018

Now that Mardi Gras has passed and the last of the Valentine’s Day chocolates have been polished off, it’s time to get back on the wagon with those New Year’s resolutions. But eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a life devoid of taste, said ASU Clinical Professor of nutrition Christina Shepard. One of her favorite ways...

What do Olympians eat?

February 14, 2018

The most-decorated Olympian of all time made headlines in 2008 for something other than his athletic prowess — or, ahem, lung capacity — when some outlets alleged Michael Phelps, the U.S. competitive swimmer, maintained a diet of 12,000 calories a day. Those reports turned out to be bogus, but it didn’t stop the public from wondering: Just what do Olympians...

ASU Global Launch alumni find success at university

February 12, 2018

Arizona State University's Global Launch program propels students, educators and other professionals to thrive in the global marketplace through academic preparation services, training in multilingual communication and professional skills development. Houria Alabbas and Sebastian Cordova, alumni from Global Launch's Intensive English Program , share their experiences with the program and how it prepared them for success in the classroom and...

Discoveries abound at ASU Open Door at West campus

February 11, 2018

Arizona State University's Open Door continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where visitors learned about forensics, toured the biomedical research lab, played games, hung out with Sparky and more. From the crime-scene lab to the science of neurons, the event gave hundreds of attendees a look at the colleges, schools, programs and student groups that help make...

ASU Open Door shakes up Downtown Phoenix campus

February 2, 2018

The Downtown Phoenix campus continued this year's Open Door series on Friday, welcoming visitors — who mingled with the Phoenix First Friday art and music crowd — for a peek inside Arizona State University's learning spaces. From exercise activities to squid dissections, the event gave hundreds of attendees a look at the colleges, schools, programs and student groups that help...

Why is this year's flu season so bad?

January 31, 2018

This year’s flu season has been nasty and unrelenting, and unfortunately, it's ramping up to be the worst in nearly a decade. Immune systems have been strained, emergency rooms jammed, and cough medicine and Kleenex are flying off the shelves. The deadly epidemic has claimed the lives of 37 children and thousands of adults this season — the result of...

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